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Grace Church Visitor 

A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Interest ofGraee Reformed Church 
FORT WAYNE' INDIANA 



VOL. XX 



NOVEMBER 1909 



Nos. 1 



©race IReformed Church 

East Washington St., between Barr and Lafayette 
REV. A. K. ZARTMAN, Pastor 

Residence, 320 E. Washington St. 

SABBATH SERVICES 

Sabbath School 9:30 A. M. 

Church Services. 10:30 A. M. and 7:30 P. M. 

Y. P. S. C. E 6;45 P. M. 

Junior Y. P. S. C. E. 2;00 P. M. 

Prayer Meeting, Wednesday 7:30 P. M. 

Our mid-winter communion services 
will be held Sabbath morning, January 
9th. The week of prayer begins with the 
Sabbath, Jan. 2d. We expect to have 
services during that week. Puller an- 
nouncement of which will be made later. 

The Christmast entertainment for the 
Sunday school and church, will be given 
Sunday evening, December 26th. The 
exercises will consist of singing and 
some recitations by the Sunday school, 
and stereopticon pictures on nativity. 
We want every Sunday school scholar 
and every member of the church and 
your friends at this service. 

Thursday evening, December 16th, 
the women of Grace church will join 
hands and serve one of their good old 
time chicken suppers in the lecture rooms 
of the church. They intend to make 
this supper a great success. With the 
help of everyone, they should get out a 
large attendance and we guarantee the 
supper. Let us have a large attendance 
of our own people and let every mem- 
ber make an effort to get out their 
friends. The supper will be 20 cents. 



The Christian World will make a very 
acceptable and valuable Christmas gift 
for any family. The price of the paper 
is $1.50 a year. The pastor will be glad 
to send in your subscription at any time. 
The members of the church will be 
jfurnished with special envelopes for 
itheir Christmas offering. We hope and | 
I pray for a generous offering. Let us | 
I have a liberal gift at this Christmas sea- j 
i son for the Lord who did so much for us. J 
The Christmas offerings will be received! 
pn the Sunday after Christmas, Decern-/ 
>er 26th. 

At a meeting of the Woman's Aid 
society held recently it was decided to 
have the penny boxes brought to the 
church Thursday afternoon, December 
16. A change has been made in the 
date and the time for earning more 
pennies for the boxes has been extend- 
ed until a later date, some day during 
holiday week. 

The financial secretary will issue the 
annual statement very shortly. The 
consistory hopes that all the pledges 
made for the current expenses of the 
church will be paid in full not later than 
Dec. 26th. Those two did not pledge 
any definite amount for the year, we feel 
sure will pay their full share to the cur- 
rent expenses, in the measure in which 
the Lord has given to them. It will go 
hard with the man who dares to rob the 
Lord of his du^s. while unmeasured 
blessings shall be given to the man who 
deals justly with his Master. 



GRACE CHURCH VISITOR 



Holy Night! Peaceful Night! 

Holy night! peaceful night! 
All is dark, save the light 
Yonder where they sweet vigil keep 
O 'er the Babe who in silent sleep 
Rests in heavenly peace. 

Holy night ! peaceful night ! 
Only for shepherds' sight 
Came blest visions of angel-throngs 
With their loud alleluia songs, 
Saying, Jesus is come. 

Holy night! peaceful night! 
Child of heaven, oh, how bright 
Thou didst smile on us when Thou 

wast born! 
Blest indeed was that happy morn, 
Full of heavenly joy. 



It Came Upon the Midnight Clear 

It came upon the midnight clear, 

That glorious song of old, 
From angels bending near the earth, 

To touch their harps of gold ; 
"Peace on the earth, good-will to men 

From heaven's all gracious King." 
The world in solemn stillness lay 

To hear the angels sing. 

Still through the cloven skies they come, 

With peaceful wings unfurled; 
And still their heavenly music floats 

'er all the weary world : 
Above its sad and lowly plains 

They bend on hovering wing, 
And ever o'er its Babel sounds 

The blessed angels sing. 



Hark! a Burst of Heavenly Music 

Hark ! a burst of heavenly music 

From a band of seraphs bright, 
Suddenly to earth descending, 

In the calm and silent night: 
To the shepherds of Judea, 

Watching in the earliest dawn, 
So they bear the joyful tidings, 

"Jesus, Prince of peace, is born." 



Sweet and clear those angel voices, 
Echoing thro' the stormy sky, 

As they chant the heavenly music, 
' ' Glory be to God on high ! ' ' 

Slumbering in a lowly manger 

Lies the mighty Lord of all, 
And before the holy Stranger 

See the trembling shepherds fall. 
He has come, the long-expected, 

Full of wisdom, love, and grace, 
To redeem his ruined creatures, 

To restore our fallen race. 

So let angels wake the chorus, 
So let ransomed men reply, 

Chanting the celestial anthem, 
"Glory be to God on high!" 



Joy to the World, the Lord Is Come! 

Joy to the world, the Lord is come ! 

Let earth receive her King, 
Let ev'ry heart prepare Him room, 

And heaven and nature sing, 

Joy to the world, the Saviour reigns ; 

Let men their songs employ; 
While, fields and floods, rocks, hills and 
plains 

Repeat the sounding joy. 



The Sunday school scholars have al- 
ready been supplied with coin colectors 
for their Christmas offerings. When the 
children solicit you for a few pennies or 
nickels, do not turn them away empty 
handed, give them all the encouragement 
you can. We want a liberal Christmas 
offering. 

The pastor has arranged with a Chi- 
cago house for Stereopticon slides for 
Christmas. It is one of the finest col- 
lections of Christmas slides he could 
find. Among them are a number of 
Christmas hymns, which are printed in 
this issue of the Visitor. We want every 
one to become familiar with them, so 
we can sing them with heart and soul at 
the Christmas service. 



GRACE CHURCH VISITOR 



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LAID TO REST. 

After many months of suffering, Mrs. 
Julia Riley, died at the home of her 
daughter, Mrs. Jennie Butler, on Smith 
street, Tuesday night, November 9th. 
She was born in Carrol county, Ohio, 
May 30th, 1838. She was aged 71 years, 
6 months and 21 days. She came with 
her father's family to this state, when 
she was but a child and resided at 
Hoagland, about twelve miles south of 
Fort Wayne. For the past forty years 
she was a resident of Fort Wayne. Mr. 
and Mrs. Riley united with Grace church 
May 25, 1890. Very early in life Mrs. 
Riley accepted Christ and united with 
the United Brethren church. She was 
^all her life a devout and consistent 
Christian woman. During the many 
years of her illness and suffering which 
deprived her of the privileges of the 
sanctuary, she did not forget her Lord. 
She trusted in Him and loved Him with 
a full heart. She bore her suffering 
with Christian fortitude and patience. 
As the end was approaching she became 
anxious to depart and be with the Lord. 

Her husband died in July 1890. Mrs. 
Four sons, one daughter, one brother 
and a number of grandchildren survive 
her. The funeral services were held 
Saturday, November 13th from the 
Lutheran church at Hoagland. 



READ AND THINK. 

The United States gives annually for 
Foreign Missions, 1 inch. .$ 7,500,000 
Chewing Gum, 1 1-2-in.. . 11,000,000 

Confectionery, 24-in 178,000,000 

Bread, 85-in 600,000,000 

Tobacco, 107-in 750,000,000 

Intoxicating liquor, 245-in. 2,000,000,000 



The bequest of $200 made by Mr. John 
Bigler to Grace church, was recently 
paid to the pastor by the executor of the 
estate and applied upon the bonded debt 
of the church. 



A number of broken lights in the 
kitchen of the church and in the Sun- 
day school have just been replaced at 
the request of Mrs. Kate Certia. This 
was a very generous act on her part, 
and is deserving of the thanks of the 
whole congregation. 

The subscription price of the Visitor 
is 25 cents a year. Do you know how 
much it costs a year to publish the pa- 
per, and how much of the pastor's time 
it requires each month to get out an is- 
sue? Are you interested in the parish 
paper? Do you care to read it? Are 
you doing anything to help to maintain 
the paper? How many of the members 
of Grace church do you suppose are get- 
ting the paper each month of the year, 
perhaps two or three copies a month, and 
are paying the small amount of 25 cents 
a year for their paper? How about 
yourself? Are you paying anything to 
the support of the paper? The pastor 
gives his time and work free. He does 
not realize any profit out of the paper. 
The net profits go to the parsonage fund. 

Through the kindness of Mr. Willis 
Pearce, the pastor recently came into 
the possession of a very fine carriage 
horse, the gift of Mr. and Mrs. F. I. 
Brown. We are very grateful to Mr. 
and Mrs. Brown and Mr. Pearse for this 
kindness. We are very much pleased 
with "Pat." He is a splendid driver, 
quite a goer, and has an abundance of 
good horse sense. He felt just a little 
homesick when he first came to make his 
home with us, and we felt just real sorry 
for him. We are trying to show him 
all the kindness we can, and hope that 
before long he will feel at home with 
us. He is already beginning to know 
where some of our parishners live and 
finds the way very readily to his new 
home. 

Do your Christmas buying from our 
Advertisers. 



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GRACE CHURCH VISITOR 



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A. ZARTMAN, Editor and Publisher 


Subscription Price, 25 cents per year 



With this issue the Visitor begins its 
20th volume. It has been a paying in- 
vestment, and has been a great help to us 
in our work. The twenty volumes give a 
very interesting and complete history of 
Grace church for the past twenty years. 
For the financial success of the paper, 
we are indebted to a very large extend 
to our advertisers, many of whom have 
been with us, since we first began to 
publish the paper. When you are mak- 
ing your purchases, do not forget these 
men, who are making it possible for us 
to continue the publication of our parish 
paper. They have a right to expect the 
patronage of the members and friends 
of Grace church. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bitner and daughter 
Esther, spent Thanksgiving with friends 
at Elkhart, Ind. 

The Rummage Sale conducted by the 
Woman's Aid Society on East Main 
street, netted the society $44.60. 

Mr. John Schneider is one of the 
janitors at the new Masonic Cathedral. 
This makes a very nice place for him. 

Miss Gretchen Niedhammer has been 
having a very serious attack of quincy. 
She was confined to the house for several 

weeks. 

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert have sold their 
home on Winter street and are for the 
present having rooms with Mr. Balzel 
on Hugh street. 

Six hundred and thirty-eight dollars 
and fifty cents were recently paid on the 
church debt. The next payment will be 
made at our interest-paying time, Jan- 
uary 10th. 



Since the last issue of the Visitor, two 
more subscriptions were added to our 
church debt and organ fund. We hope 
to be able to announce a number of oth- 
ers very soon. 

Mr. Straubs has purchased 
a lot in the Pfeiffer Place addition, 
where they will put up a house for 
themselves during the winter, if the 
weather will permit. 

Rev. H. B. Diefenbach, of Bluffton, 
delivered a very excellent address at the 
District C. E. convention recently held 
in the city. He spoke on "The 
Church, Our Legacy. ' ' 

Christmas is coming, the chimes of the 
Christmas bells are already heard in the 
distance and the Christmas shoppers are 
busy, but no one is quite as busy and 
frisky these days, as our old friend 
Santa. 

Dr. Coblentz entertained the Wo- 
man's Missionary society at his palatial 
home at 921 West Berry street, Thurs- 
day afternoon, November 18th. The 
Doctor knows how to entertain his 
guests. 

Mr. Klippenger 's home at Garrett was 
burned recently. Mrs. Klippenger was 
formerly Miss Kate Romy, the daughter 
of Mrs. Catherine Romy. It is likely 
that the family will come to Fort Wayne 
and locate here permanently. 

The pastor has just received a very 
interesting letter from Miss C. Schaaf 
from Palo Alto, Cal. She is delighted 
with her work at Leland Standf ord Uni- 
versity. She wishes to be remembered 
to the members of Grace church. 

Miss Anna Doermer has a supply of 
tickets for the chicken supper Thursday 
evening, December 16th. Get a supply 
from her and go out among your friends 
and do some hustling. Every woman 
is expected to sell at least ten tickets. 



GRACE CHURCH VISITOR 



Since the last issue of the Visitor, 
Ralph Siebold has been to the St. Jo- 
seph hospital for an operation for ap- 
pendicitis. The operation was quite a 
serious one, but he got along splendidly 
and, is now out and about and feeling 
quite well. 

Friday evening, November 26th, the 
ladies of the church served supper in the 
lecture rooms of the church for the dele- 
gates of the District C. E. convention. 
The Endeavorers had a pleasant time to- 
gether and enjoyed their supper im- 
mensely. 

The Christian Endeavor society is an 
institution in the church in which every 
young member of the church should take 
an active part. The society is open to 
all members of the church and if you 
are not in their ranks you are missing a 
great opportunity. 



RULES FOR SPEECH. 
Let him speak what is true ; 
Let him speak what is -useful; 
Let him speak what is pleasant ; 
Let him tell no disagreeable truth ; 
Let him utter no agreeable falsehood. 
This is the eternal law. 

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Lowest prices. 

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AND REPAIRED 

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Printers 

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HOME PHONE 2381 

Residence 806 Washington Blvd. East 

Have Your Prescriptions filled at Ft. 

Wayne's Modern Drug Store 
D and N PHARMACY 

624 CALHOUN ST. 

Freistroffer & Son 

Practical Horse - Shoeing 
714 Harrison St. 

Phone 955 
Horses Called For and Returned 



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GRACE CHURCH VISITOR 



One of the most interesting and suc- 
cessful conventions ever held by the In- 
diana Christian Endeavor Union of the 
Fort Wayne district opened at the Ply- 
mouth Congregational church on Thanks- 
giving evening and continued during the 
following day, closing with the Friday 
evening session. Each evening's session 
was preceeded by a half hour organ re- 
cital given by John B. Archer, which 
proved to be most interesting to all at- 
tending. There was a gratifying attend- 
ance of both delegates and Fort Wayne 
Endeavorers and those not attending any 
of the convention sessions certainly 
missed a great opportunity. Splendid 
addresses were delivered by local and 
out-of-town ministers and the various 
papers by Endeavors were most in- 
teresting. 

At the close of the Thursday evening 
session a reception was held by the Fort 
Wayne Endeavors for all delegates in at- 
tendance and together with the supper 
given at this church it proved that there 
is still some life in the Fort Wayne En- 
deavors. 

Home Phones 395 and 2456 

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Grocery & Meat Market 

Dealers in 

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Fruits, Poultry, etc. 

PRICES RIGHT. PROMPT DELIVERY 

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We wouldn't throw mud at anyone else, 
but we will fight hard for Business. We 
are going to fight hard to induce you to 
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will convince you of the durability of 
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Phone 6507 



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For over forty-five 
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FORT WAYNE'S BEST STORE 

We can serve you: better 
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Fort Wayne, Ind. 

W. J. & M. S. VESEY 
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Novelties and Supplies of all kinds. 
Orders promptly filed 

Home phone 6231, bell 316 2602 Thompson Ave. 

STOUDER for Hardware 
One Minute Washing Machine 



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WHY DON'T YOU LOOK? 



GRACE CHURCH VISITOR 



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Barr and Washington Sts. 

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PRESCRIPTIONS 

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FORMERLY 

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Fine Dress Goods, Silks and Satins 
Ladies' Ready Made Garments 
Suits, Cloaks and Furs, Lace 
Curtains, Draperies and Shades 

908 Latham Street Old No 98 



GEO. JACOBS' MUSIC STORE 
Pianos and Organs 

Music and Musical Merchandise 

1021-1023 CALHOUN STREET 



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Manufacturers of 

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When buying your Ice Cresm for Parties, 
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Telephone No. 2621 

606 WEST MAIN STREET 



GRACE CHURCH VISITOR 



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Funeral Director 
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Telephone 362 Electron Building E. Berry St 

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Eyes Examined Without Charge 

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Optician 

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Compound Oxygen 
Association 

For the Cure of All Nervous Diseases 

DR. J. W. COBLENTZ 

cTWedical c-Adviser 

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No. 117 W. WAYNE STREET 
Open Day and Night. Telephone 25 



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